TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (March 23)


For the Week of March 23, 2020

Deadlines or Registrations

Take a for-credit Online Course from Notre Dame this Summer
(CHANGE of wording and links from email digest as of Monday afternoon)

Are you interested in enhancing your skills or diving into big ideas this summer? Take a for-credit online course from Notre Dame and enjoy the convenience and flexibility of studying anywhere! Learn more about how the educational benefits at Notre Dame may help you pay for these summer courses for you or your children.

Deals and Discounts

Pre-Order “The Shirt”
Go to to order The Shirt 2020. 

Educational and Research Opportunities

Workshop: Postdoc Resume Prep
Join Valli Sarveswaran, associate director of the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs for a workshop on crafting dynamic resumes for non-tenure track academic and industry jobs. Topics will include: resume basics, how to turn your CV into a resume, how to prepare a resume for jobs outside of your discipline, and do’s and don’ts.
Wednesday, March 25; noon to 1 p.m. Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID 363 060 885

OIT Training
Office of Information Technologies (OIT) technical training classes are free of charge and will be held online until further notice.
• buyND, Tuesday, March 31; 2:30 to 5 p.m.
• Creating Infographics with Piktochart, Wednesday, April 1; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
• Photoshop CC, Level I: Introduction, Thursday, April 2; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
• Google Drive, Level II: Shared Drives, Thursday, April 2; 9 to 11 a.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Research Opportunity:

Research Study on a Chatbot for Sports Fans
The Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab developed a chatbot for basketball fans to explore the stats information about a game. We will send a study weblink to you and you can complete it anytime you want. The study will take approximately 25 minutes and you will be rewarded $5. If you are at least 18 years old and watch basketball, please contact

Faith and Service 

Chaplains Available to Connect with Faculty and Staff
The faculty and staff chaplains at the University are available for those who would like to talk to someone about pastoral or spiritual matters, or who feel isolated during these social distancing times and just want to talk to someone.
Staff Chaplain, Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., is available by phone 574-631-4131 or email; and Faculty Chaplain, Rev. Frank Murphy, C.S.C., is available by phone 574-631-5242 or email

Lectures and Presentations

Online Lecture: “Galactic Archaeology: Unraveling the History of the Stars, our Galaxy and the Early Universe”
Join us as we move “Our Universe Revealed,” the free public lecture series from the Department of Physics to an online format! Sarah Dietz, graduate student in the Department of Physics presents galactic archaeology and how we can use stellar “fossils” to track the evolution of our galaxy and shed light on the early universe.
Tuesday, March 24; 7 to 8 p.m. Online - details for accessing streaming are found at

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

IT Maintenance
Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 28, through noon (ET) Sunday, March 29, Office of Information Technologies (OIT) systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades. Details on the website.

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: Getting Started with Sakai
Sakai is the learning management system for the University. Instructors use Sakai to securely post and calculate grades, assign and review student work, post quizzes and tests and conduct online chats and forum discussions.

Keep up to date on new hires and colleagues celebrating service anniversaries. Obituaries and memorial information may be found at In Memory. Please contact askHR at 631-5900 to submit obituary and memorial updates.